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Maxar Intelligence to Provide NGA With Precision3DTM Data Suite

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Precision3D image of Pyongyang, North Korea. Credit: Maxar Technologies

Ibadan, 5 January 2024. – Maxar Intelligence has announced the receipt of a contract to provide the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with a Precision3DTM Data Suite bundle covering 160,000 square kilometers within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. As a result, the commercial 3D data from Maxar will support the work of NGA’s Office of Geomatics, which maintains accurate 3D GEOINT products in support of a diverse group of military and civilian customers.

Precision3D data enhances situational awareness and decision-making, providing a precise, true representation of Earth that not only reflects the terrain in all dimensions but also provides an accurate foundation for additional data sources through Precision3D Registration (P3DR™) geo-registration.

Maxar developed its Precision3D Data Suite using multiview photogrammetry methods, resulting in potentially highly accurate and detailed 3D models with 50-centimeter resolution and absolute accuracy of 3 meters in all dimensions. Furthermore, Maxar achieves this accuracy without ground control and is consistent on all surfaces and terrain types, including building facades.

Under the contract, Maxar will provide its Precision3D Surface Model, a 3D Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) model with textures on all sides. Additionally, the company will also provide NGA with its Precision3D Digital Surface Model (DSM), an accurate global digital surface model derived from the Precision3D Surface Mode. Maxar will also offer Precision3D predicted accuracy data to predict horizontal and vertical accuracies at each location in the Precision3D Digital Surface Model.

Speaking on the contract, Susanne Hake, General Manager, U.S. Government, Maxar Intelligence, commented, “Precision3D data enhances situational awareness and decision-making, providing a precise, geospatially accurate representation of Earth that not only reflects the terrain in all dimensions but also provides an accurate foundation for additional data sources through georegistration.”

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